1. Revelation 21:1–8 (ESV)
  2. Structure and outline

The connection of Revelation 21:1–8 to Revelation 21:9–27

Revelation 21:1–8 (ESV)

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

God’s plan involves a renewed heaven and earth united, as illustrated in the descent of a renewed Jerusalem. The following paragraph goes into detail about the New Jerusalem that is mentioned here, seemingly in passing.